#9 is probably just a garter—-the guys’ smaller version. Having lived through TX high school, I got my share of 1980s style mums, which at most in my school were 3 flowers. I had a boyfriend who was very sweet and had the florist cut the ribbons shorter on my double mum because I’m just 5’2”. Now that I have teenagers myself, we have made garters and mums for the dates, and it’s fun to customize them. We still use school colors. These super large ones are still the exception. But it happens in big cities and small towns everywhere in TX. It’s one day of bells in the hall—-come on, people, it’s not the worst——it’s for school spirit!